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>>> american cities are growing, but their infrastructure isn't keeping pace. urban population increased by 12% between 2000 and 2010, four out of every five americans live in cities or suburbs. but look at the list of cities with the best infrastructure in the world. what's missing from this list? america. not a single american city makes the top ten. the highest by the way in america is atlanta at number 13. dallas at number 15. washington, d.c. at number 22. in the world. the richest country in the world doesn't make the top ten in terms of city infrastructure. this is from mercer by the way. the survey, it ranks cities based on electricity and water infrastructure. congestion, public transportation. and airport effectiveness. which is probably what got some of these american cities on to the list in the first place. americans shouldn't be surprised. china spends about 9% of its total economic output on infrastructure. europe spends about 5%. 50 years ago by the way, the u.s. spent about 5%. now we spend half as much at 2.4%. richard flores is a professor at the university of florida and a
without borders, says in one city alone there are tens of thousands of people, many of them wounded, trapped by the intense fighting in deir ezzor. a coordinate we are doctors without borders joins me from luzon, switzerland. i know you weren't able to get into the city during your trip. but how close did you get and what did you see? >> well, we have been able to get to the outskirts of the city and discuss with different medical associations and medical personnel to get an idea of the situation within the city. >> what do they need? i know you guys are in every tough place in the world, you are there with the sold yes, with the fighters, with the reporters. what do they need in this particular city, deir azzour? >> inside deir azzour, they are in great need of replacing the doctor there for months now, working around the clock. and four doctors in a field hospital inside the city where they have to serve a population of between 10 and 30,000 people. and they need, of course, supply. they need medicines, medications, and medical equipment in order to serve the population. but the m
grieving time for them, for the city of newtown and our nation, and we look forward to getting their thoughts, as well as many others as we develop what we all want to do, which is better safety programs. we want to protect our children, and that's what we have in common together. >> congressman, thanks for your time this morning. let's turn now to our senate democrat with democrat amy klobuchar of minnesota and johnny isakson of georgia. senator klobuchar, let me begin with you. you just heard congressman hutchinson. what's your response to the gun debate there? >> i'm a former prosecutor and oversaw efforts with our school safety with 25 major high schools and i have to say that this was part of the equation, that we have to look at this just as we look at all issues and see in there's other things we can do to help local schools with school safety. but we have to go beyond that because we know we can't have an armed guard at every doorway and every classroom. so you have to take a look at these mass shootings taking place in houses of worship and movie theaters. looking at t
that they're facing, the and the time constraint, constraints that would be imposed on their city officials. >> it's true. you know what? a lot of ignorance on our side about this. for example, people say y can't have a nativity scene on public property. i was told that by the city of new york education department. you need to sue me. while you're at it sue the new york city parks department. on 11 blocks from here 59th and 5th, life-size nativity scene on public property not surrounded by cular symbols that is entirely legal. if i put it on the grounds of city hall that gives a certain governmental endorsement. i respect that endorsement. this is open to artists, musicians, cat licks, protestants and jews. they have the biggest menorah in the world. good for jews. atheists have on about lying to us. don't believe their nonsensers you cleaned that up. bill donahue, thank you very much. >> okay. lou: great to see you. have a very merry christmas. >> thank you, lou. lou: farmers unite, chickens prevail. epa pressured to ba down from horribly abusive is plan to regulate a west virgina chicken
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when a woman was gang raped and beaten on a moving city bus last weekend. protesters are demandsing changes to india's laws and say women are not safe. the man convicted of stealing the pope's private papers has been pardoned, the pope himself set the man free and cleared him of all charges. the former butler was arrested for leaking some of the secret papers to a author who included them in the book. he can pardon anyone he chooses. not far from the vatican city, a famous roman general's tomb has been found, and the problem is there's no money to do it. we have more. >> reporter: in rome, dig in you are likely to find something very old. for the past six years scientists have been working on this site north of the city. this is where a roman general was buried. he was the inspiration behind the character played by russell crow. but more than a 1,500 years ago, rome fell to the barbarians, and in tpd's age of the euro zone austerity, the tomb is under threat from what some may say are bar barns of another kind, cost cutting accountants and budget slashes officials. >>> the budget to
not seen in almost a decade. by december, close to 500 people were killed in the city. >> just not the gang bangers. right now innocent kids and women are being shot on a daily basis. >> averaging more than a murder a day, most of the crime happened in a few specific areas. >> the entire city suffers when violence happens and this idea of not in my backyard is not okay. >> we start this morning with breaking news from italy. >> a massive cruise ship, the "costa concordia" on its side after running aground in january. 32 passengers and crew were killed. the captain faces charged. >> the ship's captain is being charged for manslaughter and abandoning ship. the sentencing of jerry sandusky. >> carol, jerry sandusky will die in jail. >> a judge sentenced him to at least 30 years in jail, after he was convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse. despite the mounting of evidence against him, sandusky continues to proclaim his innocence. he is in the process of appealing his sentence. number three, the shooting of unarmed 17-year-old trayvon martin. >> my son left sanford, florida, in a body bag whi
for christmas in the holy city of bethlehem. >>> and we probably won't see a white christmas this year in d.c., but there's a chance >>> in the rush to get things done during the busy holiday season most can agree there are many things that can really test our patience. there are plenty of ways to overcome the things you dread most about this crazy time of year. >> reporter: the crowds of christmas not surprisingly top the 2012 list of the most dreaded aspects of the holiday season. >> crowds and long lines. battling elbow to elbow in stores and getting the perfect gift, it drives people crazy. >> he analyzes the survey of some 1,100 americans and what they dread the most this time of year. coming in in second place is worry about weight gain. >> people over indulge this time of year and they told us their biggest indulgences are desserts, pastries and cookies, are it, so watch out for that. >> and the survey also uncovered dread overrunning up debt. >> it's still weighing on peoples' minds and they are trying to be, if not frugal, very responsible with their shopping dollars. >> obviously
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, i love the city left a job you love to do this. that. you said that you might write something else. were you going to do next? >> sure. the good news about this is that for me, when writing this book, there are certain things i could never write about. like any type of ongoing criminal investigation in any of that information is just completely out of bounds for me. you know, there is all sort of grand jury concerns and investigations. when i wrote this book, what i decided to do was instead of doing anything that would require industry permission, a stop to the topics and issues that i knew came nowhere even close to any type of privileges. whether criminal law or otherwise. other privileges as well. as an office, we were required to be under certain things. but i really touch on areas that i did not have to run my butt by the treasury department in any way shape or form. they weren't happy about the hard truth that i tried to deliver in this book. so it really wasn't -- i really didn't do anything or go in any of those areas. you know, sometimes a little frustrating because there
of clout in the city. when an issue like this takes hold and it appeals not on an ideological point of view. so much of the feelings are filtered through the personal stories that fred and i were talking about. when it has that quality, it transcends ideology and it transcends partisanship so when a joe scarborough says i'm not looking at this through the lens of my kids, not through the lens of political advantage, that's a very different way of looking at it and, therefore, has the chance of continuing. >> too often, fred, as we saw in the presidential campaign. the media didsant talk about gun control. >> now president obama clearly shak shaken, like all of us, about what happened in connecticut. that makes it easier for journalists to keep it on the front burner. >> it's not the journalist s responsibility to keep it on the frontburner. >> i disagree. >> we cover the news. we cannot, it is the news this week. it is the news through the holidays, okay. is it going to be the news the first week in january? only if politicians, political leaders and corporate leaders, civic leaders make it
areas. >> the entire city suffers when violence happens, and this idea of not in my backyard is not okay. >> we start this morning with breaking news from italy. >> a massive cruise ship, the costa concordia turned on its side. 32 passengers and crew were killed. the captain says it was an accident and not a crime. he faces charges. >> he's being investigated for manslaughter and abandoning ship. >> he claims he tripped and fell into a lifeboat. the sentencing of jerry sandusky. >> carol, jerry sandusky will die in jail. >> a judge sentenced the 68-year-old former penn state assistant football coach to at least 30 years in jail after he was convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse. despite the mountain of evidence against him, sandusky continues to proclaim his innocence. he's in the process of aappeppeg his sentence. number three, the shooting of unarmed 17-year-old trayvon martin. >> my son left sanford, florida in a body bag, while george zimmerman went home to go to sleep in his own bed. >> aaccused gunman george zimmerman claims self-defense in a case that sparked international out
this city on fire. >> marco rubio. senator from florida whose articulate to the point of almost being dem ogic. . but he is a riveting speaker and he has a future. >> are you afraid of him. >> no. i just pointed out his attributes. >> he is richly republican. you know that? >> right. but the democrats have their bench, too. >> i mean, after that, you know, the democrats still going to embrace you? >> i still think that bill clinton's speech at the democratic convention was the most exciting moment of that convention. turned around the whole convention and once again revealed the great talents of bill clinton. >> does he save it? >> you are showing your brilliance again. >> i absolutely agree. a better job than barack obama did. >> i want to add to the clinton tribute. the most charismatic bill clinton. for stellar performance of the democratic national convention. his 40 minute speech was critical for a second term for barack obama. it redefined the global economic crisis. he described it as a product of >>> okay. bummest rap, pat? >> hurricane sandy was caused by global warming. what a
city, bishop obert finn was convicted of a misdemeanor for not reporting the discovery of child pornography on a priest's computer. finn's sentence of two-year's probation was suspended. he was the first bishop to be criminally sanctioned. there were leadership transitions for several major religious groups. new orleans pastor fred luter became the first african-american president of the southern baptist convention, the nation's largest protestant denomination which was founded in support of slavery. in england, justin welby, a former oil executive who had been a bishop for just one year was selected to be the next archbishop of canterbury, spiritual head of the worldwide anglican communion. and in egypt, bishop tawadros was selected as the new coptic pope, succeeding pope shenouda the third, who died in march. by tradition, he was selected by a blindfolded boy who picked his name out of a crystal bowl. kim, thank you for that survey. we are all mourning the slaughter of the children in connecticut. what have you heard religious leaders say about that, and our response to it? >>
to prepare for that. >> and the highways buckled this year, the electrical grid gets stressed, the cities on the coast are not prepared. it will cost billions. the demographic stuff is huge and it's a good thing. the weather is huge and it's a bad thing and we are no more prepared as a country to make the changes we need -- >> or the world on the climate. >> as a trend to worry about, the weather is the one to worry about. chris: the denial of this thing is unbelievable. when we return, next chris: our final awards category for this christmas show, one of the biggest mountains for president obama in the coming year, mountains to conquer. our 4 choices -- the continuing pressure to cut spending to slow the growth of medicare or medicaid, or dealing with iran and its nuclear program, or forging the ties he'll need for a heavy lift, the big lifts coming up for history. he needs allies. >> i like people around him for the second term. you watch second term presidents, they go downhill because people change. ronald reagan, first term, great people everywhere. then they shuffled the chairs, som
visited rod page, a young woman's leadership academy in the harlem area of new york city, one of the first and most successful pilot projects for girls public schools. i remember the time i invited senator barbara to texas. we have worked together for so many years. we worked together on the appropriations committee for nasa. i wanted her to see the great work that they are doing their. -- there. then i took her to the houston rodeo. i want her to see the texas altculture. i'm not sure if she knew exactly how people would dress at the rodeo. suffice it to say, there were a lot of rhinestones and cowboy boots and day care and big cath. -- big hair and big hats. she said to me, if we were here on monday and went to the chamber of commerce --these people look like -- uch.i said, yeah, pretty m we want to make sure that our stay at home moms and dads and the same opportunity for security savings as those who work outside of the home have. it has been a huge success. we also cosponsored the national breast and cervical cancer early protection program. she is a skilled legislator and a dear frie
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on the south side of the city of chicago. and i am a pastor of my church. i am here to support hr 308. the large capacity ammunition device act which i have been a co-sponsor of since march of last year. hearing reports that there are 264,000 -- rifles manufactured each year in the u.s. and of those a 5,443 are exported overseas and 248,000 are used right here in the u.s. a bitter irony that we are confronted with at sandy hook is that the firearm industry's association their headquarters are located just across the highway from the sandy hook elementary school and while focusing on large capacity weapons is important, i also have a bill, hr 66 a. legislation aimed at establishing a nationwide system for prohibiting unlicensed gun ownership and granting the u.s. attorney general broader authority on the program. as sad as the sandy hook incident is for all of us, we must be cognizant of the fact that gun violence has been terrorizing neighborhoods in chicago, detroit, houston, washington washington, d.c. for over decades now. one of my local newspapers, the "chicago tribune," reports
see this crisis, this massacre, resulting in any changes in the city's gun laws, joe? >> i don't think so quite honestly. we may change this, which is a far leap of what it used to be for many, many decades. this is also about schools, and if i am not mistaken, many of our schools already have school security guards and metal detectors. >> jerry, do you think d.c. can get a new gun ban passed? >> i don't think -- it depends on who is in congress, and depends on who is in the house. this was pulled out before, and a lot of challenges coming out of congress and the supreme court ruled on it. i don't think it's going to change anything necessarily right now. >> d.c., even with the change, has stricter gun control laws than most areas, so i don't think it's going to change much. >> let's tpwaubg what is happening in virginia. there's a number of proposals there. the governor has said that virginia should consider arming teachers, and so has the attorney general who is going to be running for governor, and we see slightly different proposals coming from the likely democratic nominee who has
since timothy mcveigh used fertilizer to kill men, women and children in oklahoma city, restricting firearms will not make children safer but many lawmakers are skeptical about the nra plan. >> we have armed officers in many schools in washington, d.c. we have armed officers in schools. and some of that is appropriate and perhaps we can do more. it actually doesn't cost $8 billion. we have 130,000 elementary and secondary schools in the country. if you had two officers in each, that would cost $25 billion. where is that money going to come from? >> friday. nra c.e.o. said the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. he explained parents will feel safer dropping kids off at school after the holidays if there's an armed police officer standing guard over their child's classroom. >> lots of folks on both sides of this. peter, thank you so much. >>> in the meantime, rasmussen reports asked voters what they thought of limiting all firearms to just police and military use banning them for civilians. look at this. 63% opposed a ban. 23% of voters supported it, 1
to the republican line from new york city. caller:hi, i am a physician and worked in the time of son of sam and i treated one of his last victims. the destruction that a sudden killing like this is enormous. i think the mental health screening has to be more pori part of this. the fact that we cannot commit people showing extreme mental illness with several rights laws is a deeper issue than gun control. >host: how should vice president joe biden and the white house address this. mental illness is part of the debate and will be part of the solution. >> i think they really need to look at civil rights laws and be able to intervene more aggressively with mental health professionals when people show a consistent pattern of mental illness. i think you can travel through any city in america and see massive amounts of people who are not capable of taking care of themselves. as a society, we are not humanitarian when we leave them to defend themselves. >host: this argument is not new. it is highlighted in the extensive report in "the washington post." the chair of the senate judiciary committee, joe bid
up one herself. she's in the manhattan mall here in midtown, new york city. how busy has it been today there? >> you know, it's building. it is building as the -- every hour goes on, everything gets a little more crowded. the stores are full, but so are people's hands with bags when they walk out of here. today of course is a day where people are coming in, they have that list, they need to get things done nap's because time is running out. not your typical sunday stroll at the mall today nap's because many are getting an early start because they got a late start to the shopping season. with just two days left to go before christmas, the mad dash is on for holiday shoppers. >> got three boys and wife to finish shopping for, and nine in-laws coming. so it's going to be tense, you know, last couple of days, i'm sure. >> reporter: a mysterious mix of shoppers wrapping up or done. >> i'm not a last-minute shopper at all. i probably have been ready since before thanksgiving. >> reporter: and others -- >> i haven't started yet. >>. >> reporter: -- who are just beginning. >> i'm very la
was acquited and two more former officials including the city council president face trial. will that is an absentee ballot from that election. >>> the voter fraud unit will stay on all of this, and we wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year. our address, of course, voter fraud at fox >> thanks. >>> we all want to keep our families and our belongings, our stuff safe. insurance is often a good way to go. how do you know if you are being taken for a ride? i will sift through the policies that experts say you don't need. it is our consumer protection segment and we will save some money. >> and some immigration and custom officials are getting sharp criticism for a new deportation policy. why illegals are getting a free pass. >>> well, there is new reaction to the response of the national rifle association to the school shooting in newtown, connecticut. the organization now proposes that armed guards be placed inside the nation schools. it has caused quite a reaction. >> eric, the national rifle association's ceo reuh officialed his position on putting trained
it was a heck of a lot less than that. >> you can walk by the main debt clock in new york city, west 44th street and avenue of the americas. but when you really stop and look at it for awhile maybe even stair at it, frankly it is scary. as of today every household in the united states owes about $140,000 of this debt, every single household. the u.s. barrows roughly $6 billion every day. the country is borrowing $239 million each hour. that's $4 million barrowed every minute. so in the time this piece started, the u.s. has borrowed another $4 million. this year for every $1 in revenues the federal government brought in, it spent $2.06. just to be clear when the u.s. spends more than it brings in in a year it runs a deficit. a deficit is a one-year short fall that has to be made up by borrowing. the national debt or total accumulated debt is the sum of all of the annual deficits. less any surpluses. it is the running tally. we hear politicians talk about deficits and debt all the time. >> debt,. >> deficit. >> deaf. debt. >> how they can get it to slow down or tick back the other way continues to
involved in everything. i think filing for divorce. city comes out with 600 pages or so. if everything arnold schwarzenegger has ever done from growing up in a time australia and the bodybuilding. pages and pages about hottie building. it is incredible -- and some is an incredible american immigrant story. he becomes a movie star and then becomes governor of california. meanwhile, this is an affair with the housekeeper about five pages in the book. and he deals with it doesn't say much, makes a mistake, regrets it in those situations. i got an interview with him on the phone friday before the book was coming out. he already agreed to be on 60 minutes and they had a lot more time. midway through the interview he said i don't -- and i cannot do arnold well. he said i don't like to read this interview is going because he thought to many questions have to do with the housekeeper, not about his accomplishments as governor. if you like arnold shorts and bigger, it's all there. it briefly made our bestseller lists and then went away. >> host: political pundits. we get the political pundits bo
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three weeks after the oklahoma city bombing former president george h bush resigned as agents were called jackbooted thugs. do you think that other lawmakers will take bold steps away from the nra or stay put? >> in a word, no. as a matter of fact i think those who have made steps away from the nra will probably make bold steps back to the nra because they know it is the politicly expedient thing to do. we have a continuation of the massacres that occur periodically in this country and nobody seems to be willing to do anything. even if they come up with another assault weapons ban. the last one was so full of loopholes that it was basically meaningless. >> we will have you guys back a little later in the show. >>> and i want to show you this video from moments ago. this is president obama and the first lady attending the memorial service for the late senator inouye going on right now in hawaii. >>> coming up he is the leading of the gop and the senate. mitch mcconnell seems to be getting a little nervous about the rumblings around ashley judd's political intentions. >>> in 1823 one
pay visit to the city. >>> we had strong winds giving us significant wind chills. temperatures now in the 20s and into the 30s along the eastern seaboard. will we get a warm up? details coming up a little bit later. we'll be back after the break.  >>> what can you say about the wizards? they need a christmas miracle. >> at least the red scirnses doing well. >> usually, the redskins are struggling and the wizards are struggling and we rely on the caps. but the caps are not here. >> redskins doing us a favor. >> and wizards at the bottom of the nba standing as to add insult to injury, last night, they suffered the worth loss of the season. wizards scored just 13 points in the first quarter. this is the second quarter. wizards trailed by 19 points at the half. crawford with a game high 19 at the half. nenj's steal results in beal's lay-in. beal who missed the last two games would chip in with 19. beal chases after the ball. he hits the deck. the pistons bynum to maxfield for the dunk. wizards fall again to the pistons 96-87, an nba worst 3- 22. >>> jt 3 and georgetown hosting au. au
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new york city. caller: obama was quite intelligent on that first debate because he let romney state his entire case. most people cannot remember that many facts and it must have given obama a chance to check off the facts. he josh credibility just by appearing on the stage, so for going word for word it just up to the answer -- upped the ante. he let the press do his talking about a 47% for the rest of the week. he let the press carry aloft for him. host: glenn thrush. guest: they should have hired you to do these been. i'm from new york and i used to play in the schoolyard. there was no intention for it to go down that way. the stock out the words was just -- the staff was ashen faced. they did not know it at the time. host: stuart stevens loved the idea of having an american icon as a warm-up act. they had been assured that clint eastwood would more or less played by their rules but they had not enforced any discipline. he delivered a bizarre rambling lecture to an empty chair that became an instant you to classic and not in a good way. guest: he and the campaign manager for ronny
pressure water hoses. demonstrators hit the streets after a woman was gang-raped on a moving city bus last weekend. they're defending the toughening of india's rape laws. meanwhile, further knott a protest over the assault of another woman turned deadly wrash a video journalist was killed by police gunfire in protests there. >>> one of the most senior navy s.e.a.l. officers is dead in afghanistan. investigators believe he killed himself. this is the officer i'm talking about. navy commander joe w. price, 42 years old. a pentagon official says there's no indication he was involved in any military-related investigations or controversies. the navy has launched a full inquiry. >>> president hugo chavez is on the mend. that's according to venezuela's vice president who gave an update on his boss's condition this weekend. chavez has cancer and had surgery december 11th in cuba. vice president nicolas medura has been running things in venezuela during chavez's treatment. he describes hugo chavez as recovering and getting stronger every day. >>> a british newspaper is taking lance armstrong to cou
? an elementary school student near salt lake city brought a gun to school saying he wanted to protect his friends. instead, he allegedly used it to threaten his classmates. as the good book say, get with it. train up a child, and when he is old, he will not depart for it. ready, aim, fire. for the child who has everything this season, how about body armor? a utah company named amendment two offers a new line of it for kids. mother jones magazine reports sales have tripled in one week. a massachusetts company is promoting the bullet blocker, a rugged computer backpack designed for work or play, made of the same materials used in bulletproof police vests currently on sale for the holidays for $199.99. on facebook, an outfit called black dragon tactical that sells vests and other combat gear sent this message. arm the teachers. in the meantime, bulletproof the kids. this market never closes. america's turned violence into a profit center. if you haven't finished your christmas shopping, no need to wait for santa. his sleigh couldn't even hold the heavy weapons. step this way. black friday is every d
at the clock in the evening when he was late coming home from dinner in a city where troops guarded the lines between east and west and the rubble of war was still very fresh. my father knew that what he was doing was worth whatever the risk might have been, and so do the foreign service personnel that we send over the world today. they need to be accessible to the people on the ground. they want those people to see and touch the face of america. it is no understatement that our diplomats are on the frontlines of the world's most dangerous places. they leave their families behind, they miss holidays, they risk their safety to make the world safer, and to protect the interests of our country. they do not join the foreign service to get rich, and sadly, many of them, their names are only learned when a tragedy like benghazi takes place. our diplomats do not wear a uniform, but they swear the same oath as the men and women of our armed forces, and their sacrifice is no less important. take note, everybody, as we learned yesterday, the board's report calls for an investment of $2.3 billion a year
, they got aggressive. it was before staying your ground was passed. they banned cities. they got aggressive really quickly. they are still more aggressive than the other side. >> i truly believe, i still believe the vast majority of americans across all affiliations are reasonable people. the tragedy in newtown wasn't a true game changer. on my way down here, i saw the new edition, people magazine that has the faces of all those kids on the cover. as time goes on, parents will write a book about their experience. we come to know more about their children. it's not going to go away. it touched such a nerve with people, they are against something that is very different from the past where they could die down and go back to business as usual. i think this is something that touches on every parent's worst nightmare. it's not going to go away. with the strategy, the game is different now. >> i want to reiterate that wayne lapierre introduced an idea that there would be a mental health data base. to anybody. i will say myself, i have suffered from depression. i think many people have in their liv
year, one half of all children in new york city will be bored to indigent parents. host: your point in all this? caller: my point is, the money that is being spent on these other entitlement programs have to be cut because these people are able to get out of work and make a nice living, whereas the elderly cannot. guest: i think the main thing to pay it to do about the federal budget -- and this is something that people say flippantly some times. at the u.s. government is an insurance company with an army. when we talk about the insurance company part, we are talking about medicare and social security, and to some degree medicaid. those are programs that benefit the middle class and the poor, mainly through retirement. the other thing that people talk about, those are very small parts in the federal budget compared to medicare and social security. really, is not a question of needing to cut these programs. it is that they are growing more quickly than the economy, larger than they have been in the past, and what we need to decide as a nation is, are willing to pay substantially high
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